“Everything is figureoutable.”
I can do it.
Unwavering inner strength.
A powerful, bulletproof, solid self-image.
What would your life look like if you could claim all these qualities?
What would you create?
How would you be changing the world?
What lifestyle would you be enjoying?
How would you feel about yourself and your life?
There are few of us who could claim all of these traits, at least not all of the time.
But I believe that we can all cultivate higher levels of these inner qualities and that doing so will elevate our life experience.
I believe that a calm, confident, strong self-image – a belief that you can do what you choose to do – is a powerful ally in the pursuit of Your Creative Dharma.
“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
A few years ago, I was chatting with a fellow creativity coach and he was pondering the question many creatives face;
What does it take to make it?
Why do some careers take off spectacularly, while other, equally talented creatives struggle to get a break?
This was something that I have been studying and analysing for a number of years.
And eventually, I began to notice a pattern in all the success stories.
The successful creatives – those powerfully and joyfully living and working in their zone of brilliance – all had one thing in common.
Sometimes they knew it was the vital ingredient.
Many others only alluded to it casually, perhaps not realising its importance.
But they all had it: a self-image or a sense of knowing that they could and would be successful.
It may have varied throughout their journeys, and some may have had to work at it.
But this one theme began to show up over and over and over in my studies.
They do say success leaves clues – and I believed this idea of a strong inner confidence or faith was one such pointer.
And so I began to experiment in my own life, with my friends and family, and with my clients.
I began to monitor the difference in results when self-belief was high compared to when it was low or absent.
I tracked and tested my own results on the projects I believed in versus the ones that were filled with doubt.
And a golden thread of self-belief seemed to be weaved throughout the successful outcomes, whilst being noticeably absent from the failures.
So, I have become convinced that this I Can quality – confidence, self-esteem, a powerfully positive self-image – is a pre-requisite for success.
Your Self-Image and Your Creative Dharma
Now that you know the importance of your beliefs, and now that you know how to cultivate more supportive beliefs, it’s time to use these new skills in developing a core belief of I Can.
I invite you to give some loving attention to your Self-Image.
How do you see yourself?
Do you believe you are a powerful, competent, uniquely gifted and valuable creator?
Would you like to believe this?
This is the first core belief that I believe must be developed in order to realise – and enjoy – the success of living in Your Creative Dharma zone.
So, as you continue your fun and games in Getting Your Mind On Board, just keep an eye open for any ways you can boost your self-image, self-belief, self-esteem and self-confidence.
If you’d like to dive deeper into this idea of the power of self-image, I recommend Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz.
However, I have a single affirmation that is all you need to get started, and I invite you to incorporate the following into your New Lines and mindset upgrades;
I intend to cultivate a self-image
that supports my Creative Dharma.
I’ll be back tomorrow with the second of these 3 mighty core beliefs…